Branden's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Weird Science Marvel Comics Reviews: 6
6.3Avg. Review Rating

5.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #13

Jan 16, 2019

Overall as a whole this Spider-Man run is becoming very predictable settling into a very common pattern each issue. This was a three issue arc that didn't move this series forward, did nothing but establish relationships we are already well aware of from other Spider-Man books, and to have the main creative art team return to the title for this feels like a waste for everyone involved. Nick Spencer has had some good issues thus far in his run of Spider-Man this one falls well short of that mark and feels more like filler than anything rewarding to experience.

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9.0
Avengers (2018) #12

Jan 10, 2019

Overall, the Avengers twelfth issue is my favorite book in the series so far since the relaunch by a long shot and I cant wait to see these characters introduced here pop up in later issues interacting with this team of Avengers on a more regular basis. The art shines with some showcase character designs and great detail with care and equal attention paid to the mundane and absurd. More of the Agents of Wakanda soon please.

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9.0
Deadpool (2018) #8

Jan 5, 2019

As an overall effort for a one-shot comic book Scottie Young pulled off something incredibly enjoyable here. He was able to take an issue with a premise that essentially boils down to Mascot murder, mix in a little heart, and a lot of humor, and with some solid contributions from a Nic Klein on art, put out one of the more enjoyable individual issues of a Deadpool comic I've read in a long long time. Like I said previously the shorter stories really have been working for this series and I hope to keep seeing more.

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6.8
Thor (2018) #9

Jan 11, 2019

Overall, Thor is still a series I find enjoyment in, but much less so lately as it feels like it's just been stalling until this ‘war' finally arrives. The art really hurts the story progression and at points even makes whats going on completely incomprehensible. The lack of Thor in his namesake title brings things down a touch as well but Roz's journey this issue is still some fun.

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5.0
Uncanny X-Men (2018) #8

Jan 4, 2019

Overall, while I'm not the biggest X-Men (or X-Man) fan out there, I cant imagine this is what true X-Men fans wanted when they heard Uncanny X-Men was coming back.  While R.B. Silva and crew do a great job at keeping up their end of the bargain on art duties, I think the combination of three writers on one story has led to a bland generic connect the dots X-Men story that I didn't anticipate this early in the titles reemergence, and frankly just continues to be not that exciting.

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3.0
Uncanny X-Men (2018) #10

Jan 16, 2019

This was an X-Men's greatest hits series done very poorly from start to finish. If you're into nostalgia alone, with next to no substance, good for you, but I need something more out of a story asking so much out of my wallet. If you came solely for the art you wont be too disappointed, with a bunch of different impressive spread pages, that look great. Howeverthis entire series accomplished very little in the scheme of things, and is one of the rare cases of something being so bad it might chase fans away from whats yet to come.

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